Canyon, Colorado 2004-2005

Leaf Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    The following procedure requires the use of two sets of jackstands.

  2.  
  3. Support the rear axle with jackstands, support the axle and the body separately in order to relieve the load on the rear spring.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Trailer hitch, if equipped
     
    Shock absorber lower mounting nut and bolt
     
    U-bolt nuts, washers, anchor plate and bolts
     
    Rear spring hanger bracket nut and bolt
     
    Front spring bracket bolt
     
    Leaf spring
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Spring to the front bracket using the bolt, washers and nut, but do not fully tighten at this time.
     
    Rear bracket U-bolts, anchor plate, washers and U-bolt nuts. Torque the nuts to 56 ft. lbs. (76 Nm).
     
    Tighten the front nuts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm), plus an additional 80°.
     
    Tighten the rear shackle nut to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
     
    Shock absorber lower mounting nut and bolt
     
    Trailer hitch, if equipped
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Wheel
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    The following procedure requires the use of two sets of jackstands.

  2.  
  3. Support the rear axle with jackstands, support the axle and the body separately in order to relieve the load on the rear spring.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Trailer hitch, if equipped
     
    Shock absorber lower mounting nut and bolt
     
    U-bolt nuts, washers, anchor plate and bolts
     
    Rear spring hanger bracket nut and bolt
     
    Front spring bracket bolt
     
    Leaf spring
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Spring to the front bracket using the bolt, washers and nut, but do not fully tighten at this time.
     
    Rear bracket U-bolts, anchor plate, washers and U-bolt nuts. Torque the nuts to 56 ft. lbs. (76 Nm).
     
    Tighten the front nuts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm), plus an additional 80°.
     
    Tighten the rear shackle nut to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
     
    Shock absorber lower mounting nut and bolt
     
    Trailer hitch, if equipped
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Wheel
     

  2.  

 
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